We are a network of volunteers giving Yoga and Mindfulness classes in
    jails, juvenile justice, recovery centers, homeless shelters, libraries, and
    more.  Men and women of all ages and  conditions participate.  We do:

  •  Stretching and core exercises
  •  Simple meditation practices
  •  Guided relaxation
  •  Mindfulness training for relationships and growth

    We are not a religion.  We are not associated with any one teacher or
    tradition.  We do not do acrobatic or extreme yoga.

    *See the Channel 4 TV report featuring our class with psychiatric
    inmates of a major Miami jail.
    *See here a video with Anneke Lucas in another part of the country; we
    are working in similar ways here in South Florida.   


    Lawrence Huff ~ Volunteer Coordinator, Instructor
    Having taught in several states and countries, Lawrence has more
    recently given classes throughout the libraries system of Miami-Dade
    County.  In 2013 he began classes for local prisoners.  He has
    certification in Transformational Meditation and in yoga from Kripalu
    Center.  Professionally, he is a teacher in public schools.

    Patricia Rossato ~ Instructor
    Certified in Reiki energy healing and Reconnective Therapy, Patricia has
    been bring her skills to our state prisons. She trained under the
    meditation master, Shri Chinmoy, known for his integration of the arts
    with yoga and his world peace programs at the United Nations.

    Miyako Haag ~ Advisor and Board Member

    Miyako serves in many capacities within our non-profit.  As Vice
    President of the Pepsom Group, she  provides operational assistance..
    She also mentors juvenile detainees at the Turner Guilford Knight
    Detention Center.

    Jessica Cardenas ~ Technical Advisor

    Jessica assists us within her range of administrative services,
    promotional assistance and networking skills. Professionally, she is the
    Legal Assistant to Catholic Legal Services of Miami, where she also
    helps with processing and translation services for immigrant children
    and others.  She is a  graduate of St. Thomas School of Law

    Herbert Heck ~ Instructor

    Along with meditation, Herbert specializes in a rigorous physical
    approach to yoga that is much appreciated by the male inmates he
    volunteers with. He also does charitable yoga classes to the public.
    Professionally, he is a performing musician and a high school music

    Virginia Ansaldi ~ Instructor

    Youth are Virginia's specialty. At the Miami Juvenile Justice Detention
    Center, in addition to yoga classes she is helping install a vegetable
    garden. She has worked with Green Monkey Yoga Center and with
    Conscious Coalition (formerly Yoga Gangsters). Professionally she is a
    high school science teacher and takes students on field trips out into
    nature. She has also worked in shark preservation with the University
    of Miami.

    Acharya Maheshwarananda ~ Advisor

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